International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2023, Vol. 18(3) 381-404

The Mediating Role of School Satisfaction in the Relationship between Positive Experiences at School and School Attachment

Gökhan Demirhan & Seval Koçak

pp. 381 - 404   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2308-10-0004.R1

Published online: September 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 58  |  Number of Download: 158


Due to its social and personal outcomes, the level of attainment of the objectives of fundamental education has always been a topic of global concern. Enhancing children’s level of success in every discipline by assuring school attachment is one of the most essential factors in accomplishing the objectives of basic education. In this study, the influence of positive school experiences and school satisfaction on school attachment was investigated. In this context, the mediating effect of school satisfaction on the relationship between 3rd and 4th-grade primary school students’ perceptions of positive experiences at school and their school attachment was examined. Using the Positive Experiences at School Scale, the School Satisfaction Scale, and The School Attachment Scale for Children and Adolescents, data were collected from 912 students enrolled in elementary school. The results indicated that positive school experiences had an effect on school attachment both directly and indirectly via the partial mediation effect of school satisfaction. Based on the findings, recommendations were formed.

Keywords: attachment to school, attachment to the teacher, attachment to friends, primary education, positive school experience, school satisfaction.

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APA 6th edition
Demirhan, G. & Kocak, S. (2023). The Mediating Role of School Satisfaction in the Relationship between Positive Experiences at School and School Attachment . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), 381-404. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2023.600.18

Demirhan, G. and Kocak, S. (2023). The Mediating Role of School Satisfaction in the Relationship between Positive Experiences at School and School Attachment . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(3), pp. 381-404.

Chicago 16th edition
Demirhan, Gokhan and Seval Kocak (2023). "The Mediating Role of School Satisfaction in the Relationship between Positive Experiences at School and School Attachment ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 18 (3):381-404. doi:10.29329/epasr.2023.600.18.

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